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LINKS: Self-Publishing Resources

See Electronic Publishing Links for links to information on electronic and print-on-demand publishing.

APSS - The Association of Publishers for Special Sales
Formerly SPAN. Now run by Brian Jud, "The APSS mission is to become known as the premier source of information, education and help for publishers of high-quality content published in printed, electronic or audio form for sale to consumers, non-bookstore retailers and non-retail buyers.

The Book Designer, by Joel Friedlander
Though this blog is aimed more at the pro self-publisher, it's absolutely packed with information on all forms of self-publishing, subsidy publishing, print-on-demand and any other type of "DIY" publishing. If you're thinking of handling your book yourself, this is the place to start to find answers on what the best approach to DIY publishing would be for your specific project.

Book Marketing Update
Though designed primarily to promote products and publications, this site offers a number of free reports and services for the self-publisher.

Offers extensive links to book-related sites, including publishers, publicists, online bookstores, etc.

Business Owner's Toolkit
Though not specifically aimed at publishers, this site offers a number of useful resources for the small business (particularly the retail business).

Calendar of Book Trade and Literary Events

A Complete Guide to Publishing Your Own Book
This is exactly what it claims to be: A complete, and very useful, five-chapter guide to the various aspects of book publishing. It's a UK site so many of the info links are UK-focused (e.g., UK tax information), but don't let that stop you. Because it's a selection of links as well as a "book," it covers a lot of ground that isn't always addressed in other manuals on this topic.

Distributors and Wholesalers

Fulfillment Companies
Find a company that can store, package and ship your books. An old article but still useful.

Independent Book Publishers Association
Organization for self-publishers and small presses.

ISBN User's Manual
Everything you need to know about using (and getting) ISBNs.

Judy Cullins' Book Coaching Blog
Lots of articles on book development and promotion.

Midwest Book Review
A huge selection of links for publishers and self-publishers, including information and resource sites, advice, bookseller organizations, distributors, publicity and marketing -- and a list of links to submit your information to search engines.

Midwest Book Review: Advice for Publishers

Publishing Basics Radio
A PODCAST broadcast for self-publishers, "where weekly we help self-publishers navigate the self-publishing minefield." Includes a recent series of interviews with major POD publishers.

Self-Publishing Review
"The aim of this site is to legitimize self-publishing – not just as a fallback plan, but as an avenue that’s increasingly necessary and useful in a competitive publishing industry."

Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network (SPAWN)
Offers a monthly newsletter, e-book store with writing-related books, and archives of back issues of newsletters with articles on writing, publishing and web topics.

Wisdom of a Chief Bottle Washer, by Natalie Thomas
Inside view of self-publishing.
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Recommended Reading

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Book Formatting for Self-Publishers, a Comprehensive How-To Guide

The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing

Dan Poynter's Self-Publishing Manual

Dan Poynter's Self-Publishing Manual Vol. 2

A Detailed Guide to Self-Publishing with Amazon and Other Online Booksellers

The Fine Print of Self-Publishing - Everything You Need to Know About the Costs, Contracts, and Process of Self-Publishing

Format YOUR Print Book with Createspace

Self Publishing Books 101: Helping You Get Published and Noticed!

Self-Publisher's Legal Handbook

Self-Publishing for Dummies


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